CENTER POINT — A stop by Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies late Friday night resulted in an arrest of a heroin dealer — and then the phone rang.
While pulling over a pickup truck along Huffman Road in Center Point for an equipment violation, deputies noticed the aroma of marijuana in the cab and told the passengers to step outside, Chief Deputy Randy Christian said.
When they searched Jonell White, deputies found both marijuana and heroin in his possession, with the heroin packaged for sale. During that search, White's phone rang repeatedly. A deputy finally answered the phone, where a potential customer of White's was on the other end.
Deputies then went to a nearby tattoo shop, where Timpthy Tressler of Oneonta was waiting. Tressler had outstanding felony warrants for first-degree theft and failure to appear.
White was jailed on $102,500 on charges of heroin trafficking and first-degree possession of marijuana. He posted bond late Saturday. Tressler was jailed without bond.